The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry is accepting nominations for its Free Enterprise Awards until Oct. 18.
The awards honor LABI members “who demonstrate exemplary commitment and contributions to the state’s business climate and who play an integral role in their local communities’ growth and sustainability,” the organization said in a news release.
LABI will hold its awards ceremony Nov. 16 in Baton Rouge. Nominations can be submitted at http://labi.org/about/free-enterprise-program.
The Ed Steimel Achievement Award
Honors long-standing membership in and service to LABI and recognizes individuals who have committed extraordinary time and effort to improve the quality of life in Louisiana.
Free Enterprise Champions
Honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary commitment and contributions to the state’s business climate and their local communities.
Young Businessperson (under age 40)
Companies of the Year
Companies with less than 100 employees.
Companies with more than 100 employees.
Manufacturers of the Year
Manufacturers with less than 100 employees.
Manufacturers with more than 100 employees.
Workforce Innovator of the Year
Honors individuals or organizations that have excelled in creating, implementing or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development initiative aimed at closing the employment gap.
Economic Development Partner of the Year
This category recognizes exceptional leadership by an economic development or business organization.